Armen Chakmakjian

Lord Byron’s Armenian exercises and poetry (1886)

In Random on September 30, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Thought this was interesting

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The famous English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement Lord Byron, was a great admirer of Armenian culture. He learned the Armenian language in Venice from the Mechitarist Order, wrote substantially about the Armenian language and history, contributing to it’s improvement and translated ancient Armenian text into English. I stumbled upon this wonderful book of his Armenian exercises and poetry. The work is written in English as well as Armenian. A very interesting read containing many elements of Armenian culture and history, translated into English by one of the histories greatest poets.

The following is a small part from this work. Unfortunately Wordpress doesn’t allow embedding readers, but if you follow THIS  link you can read the original work in its entirety.

FROM THE LETTERS 2 January 1817

“On my arrival at Venice in the year 1816, I found my mind in a state which required study, and study of a nature which should leave little scope for…

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